This conglomerate of watering-holes outside the lift by Harvey Nicks' is partly interesting as it's one of the few spots in London where you will see Sloanes and Arabs in roughly equal numbers.

The polo players generally stick to the Manhattan-style bar, with its monochrome decorations and high bar stools. The cafe, with its live jazz and glass wall, is more polyglot in tone; half-and-half couples and women drinking and snacking in couples or groups - mineral water is much in evidence here. Cocktails hover around the pounds 5 mark, plonk starts at pounds 2.50 and the prawn wontons with chilli jam (pounds 5.25) bring great hope after a hard day's shopping.

5th Floor, Harvey Nichols, Sloane St SW1

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